The New York Jets quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick isn’t much of a competition, as Vick has stated at several points this offseason that Smith is the team’s starter and he’s on the squad as a backup and guidance for the former second-round pick. It seems like minicamp has made it clear that Smith is the team’s starter despite some hitches on his own part, as it looks like Vick didn’t impress over the past few days.
According to NJ.com’s Dom Cosentino, Vick was one of the “duds” of minicamp (Willie Colon was also a dud but is recovering from an injury), and he wonders if the veteran is simply just adjusting to the new offense. The good news is that Cosentino writes that Vick showed that he still has arm strength and athleticism, which is the biggest takeaway for me. At this point, I’m most worried about Vick’s health, because he is a major injury risk. It’s clear to me that Smith is the starter and Vick will only be counted on if Smith gets injured or has massive issues.
Calvin Pryor, Stephen Hill, and David Nelson were listed as “studs”, and we’ve heard just about everyone rave about Hill’s minicamp. Heading into his third season in the league, the Georgia Tech product was the Jets most impressive player at minicamp, and hopefully he’ll finally make good on his raw athleticism, size, speed, and potential after two abysmal years to start his career.